Since my last post seems to have aroused a certain enthusiasm for old fashioned, simple food, here's some more!
Ingredients: one onion, 2 chicken breaststroke (cubed), 2 parsnips, one carrot,and a handful each of green lentils and barley. Mix them all together with a tin of chopped tomatoes, plus another tin full of water and a stock cube in a slow cooker/crockpot or a casserole in the oven and cook slowly for at least 8 hours. This batch also included the remains of some creamed vegetable soup (puree of carrot, parsnip & sweet potato with seasoning and a dollop of creme fraiche)
Serve in a bowl with crusty home made bread and butter, and maybe some cheese for a contrast of flavours. This made enough for our dinner tonight,and 3 more bowls worth to freeze and take down to have as lunch with Aunt Barbara. 5 meals for less than £5.